Haley Nelson has trained extensively in tap, modern, jazz, contemporary, classical ballet, Pointe, hip-hop,and African. While in high school, Haley was the head choreographer for her high school Dance Company, received the Outstanding Dancer award, was selected as the Dance Sterling Scholar, and went on to be a state finalist. She has expanded her dance training in Los Angeles and New York and had the opportunity to study under renowned dancers and choreographers such as Desmond Richardson, Mandy Moore, Sidra Bell, Joe Goode, Johannes Wieland, and Andrea Miller to name a few. Haley currently continues to train with Utah Tap under Debby Robertson.
Haley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance with a minor in Health from the University of Utah where she also served as the senior class school advisory council representative. She was also selected as a freshman to perform in the U of U’s Performing Dance Company.
Haley taught dance at Elk Ridge Middle School in Jordan School District for four years. While there, she started and directed the Elk Ridge Middle School Dance Company and choreographed the school musicals including Aida, Beauty and the Beast, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Haley has also been a guest teacher at many schools and studios in Utah including Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, Salt Lake Arts Academy, Tanner Dance, and many others.
Haley has danced with Ririe-Woodbury's Step Up, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Dancers and Wassolanka African Dance Company. She was also invited to be a guest performer in Ririe Woodbury's "Momentum-Elevated".